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December 23, 2019

Online Video News

Akamai Reports Improved Performance with BBR Algorithm

The Bottleneck Bandwidth and Roundtrip Time (BBR) algorithm is now being deployed to 80% of the CDN's customers, resulting in performance improvements of up to almost 19%.

Reports Show HEVC Usage on the Rise

Survey reports from Encoding.com, Bitmovin, and LiveU offer insights into current and future codec usage, and all show that HEVC and AV1 usage is finally on the rise

Grass Valley's GV Alyve Brings Cloud Mixing to the Browser

GV Alyve takes inputs from GV STRATUS or any device that can generate an RTMP output stream, and offers ad insertion and VOD playout in the higher-end subscriptions

Featured Articles

How to Build a Scalable Low-Latency Streaming Solution

How do you reduce latency while syncing interactions between a live streamer and viewers, while scaling to meet demand across multiple platforms? Mux Founder & Head of Product Steve Heffernan examines the pros and cons both WebRTC-based approaches and HTTP-based approaches and shows how to develop a scalable low-latency solution to meet your streaming needs.

The Streaming Toolbox: Valossa, Signiant, and Red5 Pro

This month, we look at tools for content recognition, file transfer, and low-latency WebRTC streaming

SMW '19: Peyote Perryman Talks Bonded Streaming and Bass Fishing

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Digital P Media's Peyote Perryman at Streaming Media West 2019.

Short Cuts

How HBO Aims to Improve the Global SVOD Experience

Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault and WarnerMedia's Jason Press discuss co-viewing, human curation, and other elements of WarnerMedia's global strategy for HBO Max in this clip from their fireside chat at Streaming Media West 2019.

Will Disney Change the Global Dynamics of OTT?

Cinedigm CEO Erick Opeka discusses the impact of the Disney+ launch on the global OTT market in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.

Blog

Going Live with the Teradek VidiU Go at Streaming Media West 2019

The Teradek VidiU Go makes streaming interviews from Streaming Media West 2019 easy and seamless.

Binge No More?

Is binge-watching becoming a thing of the past? Not necessarily, but research from Reach3 Insights suggests that Netflix would be wise to follow Disney+ and Apple TV+ and embrace weekly episodes or even a hybrid approach.

Industry News

Eros Now chooses Verizon Media Platform to meet global demand for Bollywood streaming content

Media platform will be used to deliver the highest quality streaming experience for fans of Indian cinema anywhere in the world

ESP xMedia and Matrox Offer Breakthrough Cloud-Based, Multi-Camera Workflows

The ESPxCloud video platform and Monarch EDGE 4K/multi-HD encoder solution delivers personalized, broadcast-quality productions for unprecedented viewing experiences

SRT Alliance Eclipses 300 Members with Alibaba Cloud, Internet Initiative Japan, Kiswe, and Red5 Pro supporting the SRT Open Source Video Streaming Project

SRT protocol continues meteoric rise in popularity, fuelling low latency video transport across the globe